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There’s always something to cheer about at Special Olympics Virginia! Our most recent news stories are below. You can also check out our calendar to find out what’s happening near you.

For media inquiries and questions about Special Olympics Virginia, email Holly Claytor, Vice President, Development & Communications, at [email protected] or call her at 804.726.3025.


Be a “Change” Maker at Wawa!

In-store donation campaign runs December 31 - February 24Stop by your local Wawa between December 30 and February 23, grab a coffee and drop your spare change into the coin canister. Customers can also make $1, $3 or $5 scan card donations in stores from January 2…

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Welcome Stafford Tourism: New Basketball Championships Partner

Basketball Season UnderwayBasketball season is officially underway as teams from across the state begin to prepare for this year's Basketball Championships on March 6-7. More than 800 athletes will qualify and make the trip to Stafford for the 2020 Basketball Championships.We're…

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First Ever Corporate Truck Pull Comes to Richmond

On November 9, Richmond area companies rallied together to participate in the first Corporate Truck Pull for Special Olympics Virginia and helped to raise over $14,000!Kimley-Horn, Markel, Davis & Green and Pro-Seal were among the competitors and although the weather was…

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Xperience Tennis Invitational, Jan. 9-11 in Charlottesville

“We are here to lead a revolution. But it is not a violent revolution or an angry revolution or a vengeful revolution. We are here to lead the inclusion revolution, a revolution of the heart.” – Tim Shriver, Special Olympics ChairmanBut…

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Stafford Tourism on Board as Basketball Championship Partner

Basketball season is officially underway as teams from across the state begin to prepare for this year's Basketball Championships on March 6-7. More than 800 athletes will qualify and make the trip to Stafford for the 2020 Basketball Championships.We're excited to…

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Athlete Profile - Hannah Ellenbecker

8 years ago, Lilly Ellenbecker was handed a flyer with information on different Special Olympics sports that might be of interest to her daughter, Hannah. Ultimately, Lilly chose roller skating and registered Hannah for the local team.24 years prior, Diane Crawford…

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Meet Joey Wheeler, A Magnet for Kindness

Send Joey and athletes like him to Fall Championships. Click here to learn how you can help. Joey Wheeler works a full-time job in a retirement community, walks dogs seven days a week, serves as an usher at two…

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Everyone Needs A David

Send David and athletes like him to Fall Championships. Click here to learn how you can help. David Sutton is thankful. He's thankful for the opportunity to play a game that he loves and he's especially thankful for a…

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Young Professionals Board hosts 2019 Corporate Truck Pull!

WHAT: Corporate Truck PullWHEN: November 9, 2019 starting at 10 amWHERE: The Diamond, Red Parking Lot (3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.)REGISTRATION: https://impact.specialolympicsva.org/event/corporate-truck-pull-2019/e248924On November 9, 2019 at The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., the Richmond Chapter of the…

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9 Schools Earn National Banner School Status

Congratulations to nine additional schools in Virginia who have earned National Banner School status as part of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program!These nine schools schools have met the 10 national standards of inclusion and have been nominated by their…

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